Gym makeover bolstered by Lowe’s donation

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By Ceday Key School Journalism Class

Profound changes for the Cedar Key School gym began to take shape Feb. 28 when representatives from Lowe’s traveled to the campus to deliver a check for $24,945.15.


That grant money will soon become new windows, a critical step in the process to install air conditioning in the historic building.

Parent Teacher Organization President Lisa Custer, who applied for the Lowe’s grant, and city council woman Sue Colson, who worked on the project, accepted the check on behalf of the PTO, which will be financially responsible for the project.

Mark Nuckolls, manager of the Gainesville Lowe’s store at Butler Plaza, told the CKS faculty and staff that being able to help a school, especially one that has been through two hurricanes in two years, “kind of gets you choked up. It’s awesome for a community.”

In addition to Nuckolls, Lowe’s employees Warren DePree and Tony Cousins, along with Valspar representative Dwight Stokes, all traveled to Cedar Key for the check presentation and to get a first hand look at the existing windows that will soon be replaced.